In a statement on Monday, he announced that the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles would not visit the White House on Tuesday. The commander-in-chief cited the team's participation in the national anthem protests.
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Several Eagles players, including Chris Long and Malcom Jenkins, had already stated they were not going to attend the visit at the White House.
Trump previously told Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in a phone call that “This is a very winning, strong issue for me.” And that “Tell everybody, you can’t win this one. This one lifts me.”
Jones divulged the information while giving a deposition in the grievance against the NFL filed by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.